Comedy Improvisation

Stand-Up • Musical Theater Acting • On Camera

Voice   Modeling  • Imaging

SINCE 2000

Libertyville - Highland Park - Round Lake Beach

The Most Comprehensive Performing Arts and Comedy Training Center in the heart of Lake County, just north of Chicago.

Improv Playhouse is also your home for Live Performances, Theater for Young Audiences,

Team Building events, and Party Rentals!

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The Teacher. His 12 Friends

The last hour of the Last Supper.

A Contemporary One Act Play

Written by Josephine Raciti and Rolf Forsberg

Directed by David Brian Stuart

Assistant Directed by George Elliot



Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm

Friday, April 14th at 8:00pm

Saturday, April 15th at 8:00pm

For tickets head to Brown Paper Tickets or call 847.968.4529 / cash only at the door

Advance: $20.00 Adults $15.00 Seniors/Military $5.00 Students

At the Door: $22.50 Adults $17.50 Seniors/Military Students: $5.00

Improv Playhouse Theater - 735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL




Improv Playhouse House Teams

Saturday Nights

7:30p Family Friendly

9:00p Adult Friendly


Improv Playhouse's own ensemble presents new improvised comedy performances every Saturday night!

For tickets head to groupon* or call 847.968.4529 / cash only at the door

Groupon Advance: $10.00 At the Door: $20.00 Students: $5.00

Improv Playhouse Theater - 735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL



First Friday Funnies

Friday, March 3rd



Stand-Up comedy the FIRST FRIDAY of every month. April's lineup of comics TBA

For tickets head to groupon or call 847.968.4529 / cash only at the door

Groupon Advance: $10.00 At the Door: $20.00 Students: $5.00

Improv Playhouse Theater - 735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL



at The Village Tavern in Long Grove

Thursday, March 9th


LIVE comedy the Second Thursday of every month at the Village Tavern.


$10.00 at the door

The Village Tavern 135 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL


Improv Playhouse Presents - The Therapy Players!

How many psychotherapists does it take to make a crowd laugh? Come find out when the Therapy Players take the stage! Professional therapists by day, they've been performing together as a comedy improv troupe since 2013, and were the winners of the 2015 Chicago Collider Improv competition. Their revue "Phobia Shmobia" won a standing ovation at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and they brought down the house at the International Society for the Study of Self Injury, where they performed at the happy hour.  The troupe has also played to sold-out crowds at theaters and clubs in Chicago, Evanston, and Oak Park, and had a well-received debut at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in January.

For their April 29 debut at the Improv Playhouse, the troupe will perform their improv revue, “Laughs even your insurance company can’t deny!”  at 7:30 and 9 p.m.


7:30pm & 9:00pm

For tickets head to Brown Paper Tickets* or call 847.968.4529 / cash only at the door

Advance/ Door Sales: $15.00 Students: $15.00

Improv Playhouse Theater - 735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL


Adult and Youth Classes
Theatre for Young Audiences


See Little Red Riding Hood on Feb, 11, 2017 11:00 AM!

Purchase Smilin' Second Saturdays tickets!

Click here for more info about traveling programming!

Schools, Libraries, Daycares, and Park Districts are talking about the incredible work TYA is doing to engage students of all ages in literature. This year's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK connects with many school student's reading lists and is a must-see. Click HERE for more information about booking a performance for your group or call us 847.968.4529

Contact us: improvplayhousetya@gmail.com


Parties, Weddings, and more


Our BLAST! Entertainment DJ and Talent division can spice up your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, School Dance, Birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette event, singles group, or corporate event.  Book our DJs/MCs and party motivators for your special partyand add on our photo booth packages, caricaturists and games specialists.  Book our improv comedians for an "Whose Line..." style show or a Murder Mystery for your team build event.  You'll have a BLAST! with our cast!

Click HERE for more information about private entertainment Or call us 847.968.4529

Team Building

IP- PRIMED (c)2015

 Positive Reinforcement for Implementing Maximum Employee Development

Does your business need inspiration for creative ideas? Do you need assistance incorporating humor in the workplace to increase efficiency? Improv Playhouse can tailor-make a workshop to meet your needs. From major corporations to small businesses, Improv Playhouse has assisted all kinds of companies to work together effectively.

Click HERE for more information on team building resources or call us 847.968.4529

Contact Us


Office/Studio116 W. Lake, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 • 847.968.4529 • 847.968.4530 fax

Main Stage 735 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, Illinois 60048

North Shore Training Studios(The Highland Park Community House: Lower Level

1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois

Interested in Improv Playhouse producing your play? Click here for a play proposal form.

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Calendar Of Events

April 2017





Improv Comedy

7:30 (Family)

9:00 (Adult)

2 3 4 5



First Friday Funnies

8pm - Black Box Theatre



Improv Comedy

7:30 (Family)

9:00 (Adult)



10 11 12


The Gathering at the Black Box Theatre


The Gathering at the Black Box Theatre


The Gathering at Black Box Theatre

16 17 18 19 20 21



Improv Comedy

7:30 (Family)

9:00 (Adult)

23 24 25 26 27 28



 Therapy Players @ Improv Playhouse

7:30 and 9:00pm


More About iP:

Improv Playhouse is a professional theatre and entertainment organization the scope of which includes a full-service acting school specializing in comprehensive improv - comedy and acting classes for adults and youth.  Divisions of Improv Playhouse include Corporate Team Building, Business and Private Entertainment, Talent Management, Performing Arts Camps and Community Outreach and Education (IP-COE / nfp).

Many adherents to our training philosophy evolve into professional performers on stage in the improvisation, television and film industries. The Adult and Youth improvisation program is all-inclusive and thorough in methodology, formation and curricula catapulting its students to the highest levels of development.  Adult improv shows and dozens of youth productions are performed throughout the year immersing actors in opportunities which include focused dramatic training and musical theatre.  Each adult or young actor, if desired, is given personal attention from their first acting class, warm up, through the audition process and final performances. One facet of Improv Playhouse’s core philosophy is to educate and entertain audiences and students of all ages, demographics and locations; as well as to bring instruction and guidance to emerging improvisational artists and ensembles; by focusing on and about modern improvisational theatre, a Chicago-born and bred art form.

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